Friday, July 06, 2007

That kind of a day

There will be time, there will be time

To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;

There will be time to murder and create,

And time for all the works and days of hands

That lift and drop a question on your plate;

Time for you and time for me,

And time yet for a hundred indecisions,

And for a hundred visions and revisions,

Before the taking of a toast and tea.

(excerpt from) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock--T.S. Eliot

Trivia--C.S. Lewis thought Eliot marked the decline of poetry.
For JT (short). Eliot was born in St. Louis, and after attending a preparatory for Wash U., went to Milton Academy for a year, and from there to Harvard. (JT went to Wash U. and did not study poetry).


Matt said...

Eliot and Cummings were both interested in the same woman during their time at Harvard. Both wrote her poems.

Cummings got the girl.


Novel said...

Now that's funny. Think how different the face of poetry might have been if Eliot had not been so desperate to get married when he met Viv.